Mercia

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Mer·ci·a

 (mûr′shē-ə, -shə)
An Anglo-Saxon kingdom of central England. It was settled by Angles c. ad 500 and enjoyed its greatest influence during the rule (757-796) of Offa. In 874 the kingdom was overrun by the Danes and split between Wessex and the Danelaw.

Mercia

(ˈmɜːʃɪə)
n
(Placename) a kingdom and earldom of central and S England during the Anglo-Saxon period that reached its height under King Offa (757–96)

Mer•ci•a

(ˈmɜr ʃi ə, -ʃə)

n.
an early English kingdom in central Britain.
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The name "Mercia" derives from the Old English mierce, meaning "the people on the frontier".
From the early 600s the Esningas, Beormingas and larger tribal groups were brought under the sway of the Mierce, the boundary people.